All families want to know that their child’s wellbeing and education is a priority and that the educator you choose is confident, skilled, knowledgeable and will acknowledge your child and families values. With this in mind;
When you are choosing and educator ask yourself these questions:
- Does the educator make you feel welcome?
- Does it feel like the educator is taking a genuine interest in your child?
- Do you see the educator engaging with the other children in their care respectfully?
- Are they attentive to the other children while still talking to you?
Look at the overall environment:
- Do the spaces feel calm and inviting?
- Does it feel overwhelming or chaotic?
- Are their different spaces for children to play in, both indoors and outdoors?
- Can you see examples of children’s learning?
- Where will your child sleep or rest?
Ask the educator how they:
- Support children’s individual learning and developmental needs
- Support individual family cultural needs
- Inform you of your child’s learning journey
- Communicate with you on a daily basis about your child and their day
- The hours of care you require
- Any medical conditions and the Management of them
- Any additional needs or support required
- Behaviour guidance tips you might use at home
- Fees and payment of fees
- What qualifications the educators have and what further professional development they have completed